Florida Politics reports:
House and Senate legislative panels Monday moved identical bills that ban businesses from firing staff for refusing to get vaccinated without offering them an opportunity to opt out and that bar local governments from mandating COVID-19 vaccines.
The move hands Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis what appears will be an easy and victorious Special Session.
The House Commerce Committee spent four hours debating amendments and taking public testimony, mostly from people who oppose the mandates, before agreeing to pass HB 1B along a mostly partisan vote.
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Florida House, Senate panels move identical bills banning vaccine mandates.
— Peter Schorsch (@PeterSchorschFL) November 16, 2021